How Anesthesia Providers Impact Physician Office Value-based Care
The healthcare industry is undergoing a massive transformation as it moves away from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to value-based care. This shift ensures providers focus on improving outcomes and the quality of care a patient receives rather than volume of cases.
While there is much trepidation about value-based care, this new reimbursement model presents a unique opportunity for physicians with ofﬁce-based surgical practices to separate themselves from the competition. Practices that demonstrate their ability to consistently deliver safe, high-quality care can expect to thrive. Those that don’t can expect to see a decrease in both patient volume and revenue reimbursement. Anesthesiologists, an often-overlooked component in the office-based, surgical setting, will play an important role in guaranteeing success in the new value-based care environment.
In the office-based surgical setting there is no “code button” to hit with several emergency personnel jumping in to assist when a situation occurs. With this knowledge, staff that is well trained and equipped to handle any and all situations is key to ensuring patient safety and satisfaction. Mobile Anesthesiologists brings the gold standard of quality care and emergency preparedness to physician ofﬁces.
With no medical malpractice settlements or payouts in over 12 years and 300,000 cases, and a client retention rate of greater than 95 percent, Mobile Anesthesiologists has a proven track record of safety and success. This is due to the comprehensive model that involved not only an anesthesiologist, but a critical care nurse, and the emergency medications and equipment to be prepared for any and all situations equal or better to the standard of care at an ambulatory surgery center. This is due to the comprehensive model that we provide our partners with. Not only do we provide an experienced anesthesiologist, but also a critical care nurse, emergency medication, and all necessary equipment to be prepared for any and all situations equal or better to the standard of care at an ambulatory surgery center.
We offer an individualized approach to patient care, meeting with patients pre- and postoperatively to ensure the delivery of anesthesia meets each patient’s unique needs. We work to reduce anxiety, expedite recovery, and eliminate post-op pain and nausea while minimizing cost.
Advanced Data Tracking
Mobile Anesthesiologists also offers advanced data tracking, a key requirement of the value-based care initiative. Our team tracks all key performance indicators, including case cancelations and reasons, recovery time, room turnover, patient experience, unusual occurrences, patient costs, and postoperative nausea/vomiting. We share this data with our clients to help support benchmarking efforts and identify opportunities for improvement across the entire clinical workﬂow. We can also provide this information to organizations requesting it, such as accrediting bodies, national surgical associations, and insurance carriers as an additional value-add.
While there are still many unknowns when it comes to value-based care, one thing that is certain, patient safety and experience will be essential to succeed in today’s consumer-driven healthcare market. With tightening reimbursement, stricter regulations and growing competition for patients, a less-than-optimal anesthesia and surgical partner will no longer cut it. Mobile Anesthesiologists is your only solution in the growing office-based setting. Contact us to learn more.